The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.
The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-
(They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).
The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-
Large, Medium and Small Jars
Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
Presentation, Packaging and Price
I purchased my Merry Marshmallow tart last Christmas. The tart was £1.50 from Amazon and provides 8 hours of fragrance, which isn’t bad going for a small wax tart.
The tart is small and circular and can be popped into a wax burner to release the fragrance. Merry Marshmallow is a lovely vanilla scent with hints of warming marshmallow coming through. The packaging design shows a couple of Marshmallow Snowmen on the front too When you warm the tart is slowly melts and as it does so release bouquets of fragrance. For something so small it packs a punch and the fragrance easily fills your room.
If you fancy trying a new Yankee Candle these wax tarts are ideal to trial first before shelling out on a jar. Merry Marshmallow is definitely one I’m looking out for again!
=== Feeling festive? === Towards the end of last year I bought a nice stash of 20 Yankee wax tarts, and towards the end of last year I decided to throw a few festive ones into my basket. This is a bright white tart with a picture of some marshmallow snowmen on the front, so it's definitely one for Christmastime!
Yankee is an American company that's famous for its scented candles. However these aren’t exactly candles as they have no wick. Instead you pop the tart into a special tart or oil burner, light a tealight below it and wait for the wax to melt, emitting a – hopefully pleasant – fragrance! These come in a huge array of fragrances, and as I buy them in bulk online, for GBP1 each, there is obviously no way of knowing exactly what you're going to get.
=== A delicious description === Online, this one is described as “a delightfully luscious and creamy soft concoction of marshmallow and vanilla”. And, as you would expect, this definitely smells sweet even before you light it! And I would say that vanilla is definitely the main fragrance, alongside an overall sugary sweetness.
It does take a while for this one to get going, and it is only really when I leave the room and come back in that I notice this one. The main smell is definitely vanilla – it is quite mellow and pleasant, and not too strong or sickly. But this really is the only scent I can detect, and although it is nice it isn’t massively exciting! Luckily I’m a big fan of vanilla so I do like this, and I like the fact it has quite a nice, smooth fragrance. I liked using it in the wintertime as it is quite a nice cosy smell!
But I don't think there is much else to it really, so it may be a bit dull if you were expecting anything a bit more interesting! But if you are a vanilla fan then I would definitely recommend this as I think it's a really lovely vanilla fragrance – warm and comforting! I also don't think it's particularly Christmassy at all - which isn't really a bad thing.
== In summary == Pleasant enough but nothing special!
I have to say I love candles. I don't think you can beat Yankee candles they are the best candles around.
I got this wax around Christmas time.
I put it in my oil burner and I love it. It doesn't burn quick so this little wax does last a long time.
Makes my house smell lovely.
The smell brings back childhood memories when We use to light a tea light and me, mum and sister would sit round with a bag of marshmallows and toast them I loved them days.
I would defiantly recomend these Yankee wax they aren't that dear and lost along time.
Go on peeps go treat yourself. We all deserve a treat.
I have bought my mum lots of different smelling ones and put them in a present box for Mother's Day they look really good and colourful also smell lovely 😄
This is a must try.
I love candles, especially yankee candles and had read some good reviews about the yankee candle wax tarts and wanted to have a try for myself so I asked my partner to buy me some for Christmas. He chose a few different scented wax tarts, a few samplers, 1 small jar and 1 large jar. Today Im reviewing the merry marshmallow wax tart. This scent was a newly released one for Christmas 2013 and can be purchased for around £1 each. The wax tarts are small circular pieces of wax, to use them you need a oil burner as there is no wick in them.
To use the wax tart I lit a tea light and placed inside the oil buner underneath the oil holder. I snapped my wax tart in half to make it last twice as long. I placed half in the holder at the top and put the other half in a sandwich bag (with the wrapper so I know which scent it is) so I can use it another day. The wax quickly melts into a pool within only 10 minutes.
I like sweet smelling candles and the merry marshmallow suits me perfectly, it has a lovely sweet scent to it and I think it smells quite similar to the sugared apple candle. I don't think its necessarily a Christmas scented one and I do think its suitable for using all year round. The scent was nice and strong which I like as I have two dogs I like them to smell really strong to cover up the dog smell. I did notice the smell more when I'd left the house and returned once again, as soon as I stepped through the front door I was met with a lovely sweet sugary scent throughout the whole house. On blowing out the tea light the pool of wax quickly set hard again within 15 minutes so when I wanted to reuse it I could simply light the tea light once again. I would tend to only leave it lit for around one hour before blowing out then a couple of hours later once you could no longer smell it I would then light it once again. By doing this it meant it lasted me 6-7 hours of being lit with just one half of a tart so one tart will last me 12-14 hours whereas yankee candle say that a wax tart should last around 8 hours.
I was slightly confused after a while as the tart no longer had any scent but there was still a lot of wax left and after using up about 4 tealights I decided to search the internet to try find out why. I then discovered that this was normal and you need to throw the unscented leftover wax away. To do this you can put your oil burner in the fridge or freezer for 15 mintues then the wax will easily pop out. This also means that if there's still scent left in it but you fancy a change then if you use this method then you can save your wax tart for another day.
I prefer the wax tarts to candles as candles last so long and I get used to the scent so don't notice them when I've been burning the same candle for a few days whereas you can swap wax tarts each day to have a different scent. The only downfall to wax tarts is that you use a lot of tea lights and its more fiddly than candles having to get the leftover wax out which you don't need to do with candles.
Overall I was very impressed with this wax tart and of course buying wax tarts are a great way to try them out before buying a large candle incase you don't like it.
"It's a marshmallow world at Christmas! Find happiness in a delightfully luscious and creamy soft concoction of marshmallow and vanilla" - from www.yankeescents4u.com.
Today I will be reviewing the Merry Marshmallow wax tart which is part of the Yankee Candle Christmas 2013 collection. Other formats are available to suit your budget including housewarmer jars and sampler votives.
A wax tart is a disc of solid wax which should be melted in a tart burner. Each disc weighs in at 28g and contains natural extracts. The Merry Marshmallow wax tart is white in colour and comes neatly packaged within a plastic wrapper. The label adorning the front is quite fun in design and illustrates some snowmen made out of marshmallows. This tart should give at least 8 hours of scent and can be reused until the scent has completely disappeared.
~Where To Buy~
Wax tarts retail at around £1.25 each and can be purchased from your local Yankee Candle stockist or online from www.yankeecandle.co.uk or Amazon.
When it came to purchasing the new Yankee Christmas tarts, I couldn't wait to try out Merry Marshmallow. I absolutely adore marshmallows and was sure that this scent would be a hit in my home. I melt wax tarts to fragrance my home and give it a welcoming ambience. I feel that Merry Marshmallow would suit being used all year around and not just at Christmas but you do really need to have a fondness of sweet smells to appreciate this one.
I was able to witness a delicate sweetness through the wrapper and the naked tart smelled absolutely gorgeous. I have enjoyed melting this over the course of a few days and have found it pleasant to experience in my home mainly in the evening. I opted to use this entire tart in my electric tart burner and within 25 minutes, a pool of clear, highly perfumed liquid was present. Merry Marshmallow carries a very strong scent which enveloped my living room in the most delicious aroma before gradually filtering out in to my hallway and kitchen. Whilst perfuming the air, the scent also eliminated any cooking odours and I have no doubts that it would combat smoke or pet smells effectively.
Now, I adore sweet scents and both marshmallow and vanilla are personal favourites but like with everything, this combination won't appeal to all. Due to how sweet and strong Merry Marshmallow is, I would say it is best suited to melting in a large room or with doors open to allow the scent to stagger a little as if melted in a tiny room, the scent may overpower and come across as being too sickly sweet. Personally, I loved this scent as it swept around my home and created a very welcoming atmosphere which is something I have came to love about Yankee Candle tarts.
Merry Marshmallow is jam packed full of amazing sweetness which shines through perfectly from the moment the tart begins to melt. The main aroma was that of creamy, sweet marshmallows laced with warm, authentic vanilla. This combination of sweet notes was very comforting for me as it made me think of the way marshmallows taste and smell when they have been resting on the surface of a mug of delicious hot chocolate - sticky and sugary. I found it to be a very mouthwatering aroma which ticked all the boxes for a relaxed, cosy evening on the sofa with a film and hot drink.
I loved this and found it to be smell food-y and very true to life. Merry Marshmallow was beautifully layered and I was able to experience it's sugary, sweet delights consistently whilst my tart burner was switched on. It had the ability to warm up any room.As the tart began to solidify, the scent remained in the air and when burned the next day, delivered an equally impressive performance. The 8 hour recommended time limit was passed with ease and I would say I received around 12 hours of scent from this little tart. Overall, if you favour sweet scents then give this one a try and it is delicious!
Thanks for reading :)